Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Here, writers in different genres showcase their stories with 8-10 sentences. Join the fun and read our snippets.
I am continuing a scene from an older story, my space operetta, Captured by the Hawk. This story is included in my latest release, an anthology of shorter works, Comet Tales.
Tag line: Spaceships crash across the galaxy in the comic misadventures of spy Grey Kat and pirate Black Hawk.
After stealing secret codes from the Emperor's Revenge, Grey Kat was caught by Black Hawk’s crewmen and taken onto his spaceship. Last week, during his interrogation, he told her his ship had left dock. But, she dropped her dock rat’s dialect and he has locked her into the luxurious cabin of his ex-wife. Yes, Kat is intrigued by the elaborate gowns she finds in a chest. Kat wants to wash off her grimy disguise, so she looks very different when Black Hawk next sees her.
You can read last week’s snippet here – http://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2017/03/not-usual-dockside-thief-snippet-for.html
(Slightly edited to fit.)
Later in the day, she was escorted again to the Captain’s cabin. Black Hawk was seated as usual at his table, examining the star charts. He glanced up when she was ushered into the room. His eyes lingered, registering astonishment at her gleaming red hair and fair, freckled skin.
The Hawk stood, and paced around her with the supple and deadly grace of a prowling tiger. He spoke in a deep resonant voice, “A dramatic change; Grey Kat is entirely washed away.”
A thrill of attraction ran through Trina, watching the feline grace of his steps. When he stood still, the image of raw, feral power was replaced by the enigma of the mysterious Black Hawk, concealed in black garments. She raised her chin provocatively, and spoke in the haughty accent of the Solarian upper class, “I am grateful for your kindness in providing me with clean clothes and a luxurious cabin.”
Black Hawk circled her again, insisting, “I know your face.”
Comet Tales is an anthology of 4 short stories and the novella, Captured by the Hawk.
Trudge over the rocks of Mars, trek through a hazardous alien jungle, or pop across the galaxy in a pirate ship in five fun tales of adventure and romance.
Next week, I hope to reveal cute new covers for my Secret Supers series.
As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.
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Ah, another disguise? Which one is closer to who she is? Excellent dynamics, AuroraReplyDelete
Not really. She washed off the brown stained hair and dirty skin. Also, since her dock clothes are being washed, she's wearing Hawk's ex-wife's clothes (The least sparkly ones).Delete
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Well, she definitely captured his attention with that change. I wonder how he knows her. or at least her face. Nice snippet! :)ReplyDelete
You'll find out next week.Delete
Interesting reaction to her changed appearance. I wonder whether he really knows her and how.ReplyDelete
Wait until next week.Delete
I get the impression he likes what he sees.ReplyDelete
Of course, although he'd like the codes she stole too.Delete
Well, I wonder where he knows her from. Hmm...ReplyDelete
It's a teaser!Delete
I guess she was right to stay disguised, if she's relatively easy to recognize.ReplyDelete
The disguise would have worn off.Delete
So many twists and turns, keeps the interest level high - well done, enjoyed the snippet!ReplyDelete
His recognizing her can't be good. :)ReplyDelete
Her face is well-known, so she isn't surprised.Delete
She's definitely a gambler. Good snippet, Aurora. :)ReplyDelete
She's a spy.Delete
"I know your face" - Is this a good or a bad thing? Can't wait to find out.ReplyDelete
Her face is as well-known as his isn't!Delete
Oooh, I have this book on my Kindle! I will be reading this sometime this week! Great hook--that last line, Aurora!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Enjoy the story!Delete
He has an intriguing reaction to her.ReplyDelete
She looks quite different from the dirty brown-haired dock rat his men captured.Delete
I'm attracted to him too! Also, I love the hook of that last line. :DReplyDelete
Good - and his face is masked - think ninja.Delete
Tentative, Like them testing one another.ReplyDelete
They do a lot of "testing"Delete
She is obviously clever and adaptable--a worthy opponent (or mate.)ReplyDelete
It makes for a fun story.Delete